eBook The Britannica Guide to World Literature: English Literature from the Restoration through the Romantic Period, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 161530231X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302314
  • DDC: 820.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Both the form and content of literature today owes much to the developments that took place in England between the Restoration and Romantic periods. The emergence of the novel triggered the creation of new genres and accompanied a rise in literacy throughout the country. This volume examines the English writers who helped shape the social, political, and religious climate of the age, and immerses students in the history of narratives that continue to enchant audiences today.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Restoration Literature.
2: The Defeated Republicans.
3: Writings of the Nonconformists.
4: Writings of the Royalists.
5: Major Genres and Authors of the Period.
6: Chroniclers.
7: Diarists.
8: The Court Wits.
9: John Dryden.
10: Heroic Play.
11: Beast Fable.
12: Drama by Dryden and Others.
13: The 18th Century.
14: Publication of Political Material.
15: Periodical Journalism.
16: The Tatler and the Spectator.
17: Major Political Writers.
18: Alexander Pope.
19: Thomson, Prior, and Gay.
20: Swift.
21: Shaftesbury and Others.
22: Major Novelists.
23: Daniel Defoe.
24: Samuel Richardson.
25: Epistolary Novel.
26: Henry Fielding.
27: Sarah Fielding.
28: Tobias Smollett.
29: Picaresque Novel.
30: Laurence Sterne.
31: Sentimental Novel.
32: Fanny Burney.
33: Poets and Poetry after Pope.
34: Robert Burns.
35: Oliver Goldsmith.
36: Samuel Johnson's Poetry and Prose.
37: James Boswell.
38: 18th-Century Drama.
39: Comedy of Manners.
40: The Romantic Period.
41: Poetry.
42: The Lake Poets.
43: The Major Romantic Poets.
44: Dorothy Wordsworth.
45: Other Poets of the Early Romantic Period.
46: Table Talk.
47: Other Poets of the Later Period.
48: The Novel.
49: Gothic Novel.
50: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
51: Political Fiction.
52: Women and Prose Fiction.
53: Sir Walter Scott.
54: Discursive Prose.
55: Charles Lamb.
56: William Hazlitt.
57: Thomas De Quincey.
58: Drama.
59: Sentimental Comedy.
60: Patent Theatres.
Epilogue.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.